NAME:  Antony Petrie

AGE: 29 (2017)

OCCUPATION: Referee Education Officer For Counties Manukau & Thames Valley

Current CMRRA Rank: 3

HIGH SCHOOL: Rosehill College

YEAR 1ST REFEREED Rugby: 2003

PLAYED RUGBY?: Yes - Until I was 15 years old

REPRESENTATIVE SQUADS:

Northern Region Promising Squad  

Northern Region Referee Squad

New Zealand Academy

HOW DID YOU START REFEREEING: I started refereeing through my Dad. He was a referee in Counties and I'd often go and be his water carrier after playing my game. I stopped enjoying playing so decided to give refereeing a go and as the says goes... the rest is history

WHY DO YOU REFEREE?: The buzz of being out in the middle contributing to the game I love. I enjoy the challenge it presents and it motivates me to be the best I can be every week to bring a positive influence to the games I referee. It his honestly the best seat in the house!

FAV FOOD: Sushi

ADVICE TO ANY ASPIRING REFEREE: Enjoy every game you referee, ask questions and get as many games under the belt as possible. The more you ref the mroe you learn.